Author: 0 Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen expected to return for Game 1 of playoffs

I thought that was a big boost. Even one of the best in the business can be done in by all that offensive pace the Leafs can produce. "I think for the most part the battles and the opportunities to rise to the occasion will present themselves; you can't go out looking for it and get yourself all out of whack and make yourself too wound up".

Sports Rangers even series with Canadiens
Author: 0 Rangers even series with Canadiens

Jesper Fast made most of a turnover and was able to slip the puck under the legs of Carey Price to get the Rangers on the board and got the Garden rocking. After spending Monday reiterating the importance of playing their brand of hockey, Game 4 was contested at the Rangers' breakneck pace. D Nick Holden was also in the lineup.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant won't play for Warriors in Game 2 of playoffs

JaVale McGee made all seven of his shots, good for 15 points, in 13 minutes. The Warriors had a definite plan coming out of the gate. Without Durant on the floor, they held Damian Lillard and C.J. The Blazers also committed numerous atrocious turnovers on the perimeter. While the Blazers kept threatening the fight back into the game, the Warriors kept executing.

Sports Wounded Bartra says blasts 'hardest 15 minutes' of his life
Author: 0 Wounded Bartra says blasts 'hardest 15 minutes' of his life

Defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, though, said he felt the players had been treated like "animals" by the decision to stage the game so soon after the attack. The shock of the attack was made clear by veteran midfielder Nuri Sahin in an emotional post-game interview on Norwegian television after Dortmund's 3-2 loss to Monaco.

Sports Chelsea fans marvel in Marcos Alonso's stunning free-kick at Bournemouth
Author: 0 Chelsea fans marvel in Marcos Alonso's stunning free-kick at Bournemouth

Taskmaster Italian boss Conte hailed Chelsea for absorbing the pressure of Spurs' 4-0 lunchtime win over Watford by offering the ideal response at Dean Court. The Blues are seven points clear at the top of the table and are in the midst of an excellent run of form, however they've been unable to ease up. As he did in the spring of 2015, Hazard is lighting up Chelsea's run-in with a series of decisive goals and virtuoso performances, bolstering the case for him to regain the PFA ...

Sports Ibrahimovic off injured in Manchester United's late win
Author: 0 Ibrahimovic off injured in Manchester United's late win

We have Daley Blind, who has experience in the position, and I think it is time for Jones and Smalling to be fearless - to risk. "If our team played their game, they would have been 3-0 up against Manchester United after 30 minutes". "We have felt that kind of performance coming", said the versatile England worldwide, United's captain against Chelsea . "I was not disappointed with Zlatan, I was disappointed with the team", said Mourinho, who dropped Ibrahimovic to the bench for the win ...

Sports Manchester United, Buhari Send 'Condolence' To The Dead Football Fans In Calabar
Author: 0 Manchester United, Buhari Send 'Condolence' To The Dead Football Fans In Calabar

Manchester United won the match 3-2 aggregate. The police spokesperson said the injured persons are now receiving treatment at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital. "This world is vain". Earlier, had reported that Marcus Rashford netted the winning goal for the Red Devils in the 107th minute to take them into the semi-final.

Sports Rays starter Jake Odorizzi leaves with tight left hamstring
Author: 0 Rays starter Jake Odorizzi leaves with tight left hamstring

The game was a makeup from a rainout in the opening series. They made the move official a day later, but an arrival that normally would have been trumpeted was somber. The former All-Star allowed just one earned run, nine hits and a walk with four strikeouts this time around. Odorizzi, who grabbed his groin/hamstring area, winced after throwing a warmup pitch, which brought Rays manager Kevin Cash and training personnel out of the dugout.

Sports Rondo guides Bulls to 2-0 lead over Celtics
Author: 0 Rondo guides Bulls to 2-0 lead over Celtics

The Bulls have now won three of five meetings with the Celtics this season. It's created a delicate balancing act. He scored 15 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, including five during an 8-0 run midway through the period that put Chicago in control, and they held on to beat the Celtics 106-102 on Sunday.

Author: 0 Tennis star Serena Williams confirms she is pregnant after Snapchat selfie

For Williams, who commands almost $29 million in salary and sponsorship earnings, becoming pregnant makes her all the more attractive to corporate sponsors, industry executives said. "It's not like some little 95 pound distance runner". The tennis legend took to Snapchat today to share a photo of her showing her tummy, titled "20 weeks".

Sports Chamions League & Europa League Semi-finals Draw
Author: 0 Chamions League & Europa League Semi-finals Draw

Real will be at home in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu while the second leg will be played at Atletico's Vicente Calderon. The Madrid clubs have met in the Champions League final in two of the last three years, with Real coming out on top on both occasions.

Author: 0 Sergio Garcia: Winning the Open Championship would be bigger than the Masters

Rose's playoff tee shot soared deep into trees right of the fairway but bounced out onto pine straw while Garcia found the fairway. Garcia admitted that his major victory only began to "sink in" Tuesday morning, when he "couldn't help but laugh" upon opening his closet door and finding the green jacket tucked inside.

Sports Easy choice: Browns CB Haden wants Garrett with No. 1 pick
Author: 0 Easy choice: Browns CB Haden wants Garrett with No. 1 pick

In the short term, the new front office for San Francisco has made a decision to give rookie head coach Kyle Shanahan a combo platter of Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley. Reddick is a flawless Patriots player. The Browns could look into that after the first pick and see who will be available. "Coach (Hue Jackson), (Executive Vice President of Player Personnel) Sashi (Brown), everybody, they're going to figure it out".

Sports Real Madrid Get Bale Boost Ahead Of El Clasico
Author: 0 Real Madrid Get Bale Boost Ahead Of El Clasico

Such was the case for Real Madrid last time out when 41% ($1.7m) of the total media generated for their sponsors came from the club's social platforms - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. "We have a lot of confidence and we have a very strong team". Zidane said he is in doubt for the clash with a calf muscle problem that he picked up in Wednesday's 2-1 win at Bayern.

Sports Juventus hold firm to knock out Barcelona
Author: 0 Juventus hold firm to knock out Barcelona

After completing a stunning comeback courtesy of a 6-1 second-leg victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez were neutralised by Juve trio Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli as captain Buffon heaped praise on the five-time reigning Serie A winners.

Sports Rangers Take Game 4; Series Tied at 2
Author: 0 Rangers Take Game 4; Series Tied at 2

The win snapped New York's six game losing streak at home in the Stanley Cup playoffs . "We can't afford any weak links and we didn't have any tonight". "In the playoffs , teams make adjustments and we have to be ready for the next game", Julien said. "I think that will be the message I'm sending to the group tonight", Stepan said Tuesday morning.

Author: 0 Mourinho relying on Rooney amid United's injury crisis

Rojo's injury leaves United potentially short in defence as Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are sidelined. "I don't want to go in that direction", he said when asked about the championships in Poland. "I just feel that when a player reaches a certain level, it doesn't make a lot of sense to drop levels", he said. And I think it's time for Jones and Smalling to be fearless, to risk.

Sports Allegri still sees room for improvement
Author: 0 Allegri still sees room for improvement

Trailing 3-0 from the first leg, Barca managed only one shot on target as they failed to repeat their last-16 heroics when they overturned a 4-0 deficit to beat Paris St-Germain. Allegri has instilled in his players an unwavering focus and a duty to never let their guard down. Bonucci collected Messi's shirt at the full-time whistle after winning his individual battle with the Argentina superstar and insisted Juve are the team to avoid in the semi-final draw.

Sports Boston Marathon retires Bib 261 for women's pioneer Switzer
Author: 0 Boston Marathon retires Bib 261 for women's pioneer Switzer

On Sunday, Geoffrey Kirui managed to win the 121st Boston Marathon as Kenyans dominated the men's as well as females' races. The longest distance women were allowed to run in the Olympics at that time was 800 meters. On Monday, she reached her goal by crossing the Boston Marathon finish line in a time of 4:49:25. "It's not for me, it's for others to be inspired, to be motivated", he said after he completed the race.

Author: 0 The Toronto Raptors are losing to the future, again

DeRozan finished the game with an abysmal -42.4 nERD - by far a game-low - per numberFire Live. After a tough shooting performance in game one, Toronto shot 48.1% from the field including making a franchise playoff record 14 triples on 29 attempts.

Sports Hernandez hangs self in Mass. prison cell
Author: 0 Hernandez hangs self in Mass. prison cell

Hernandez family lawyer Jose Baez said earlier Thursday the medical examiner was "illegally" holding the brain after releasing the body to a funeral home. According to NBC News , several football players have been diagnosed with CTE, including New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau, Pittsburgh Steelers centre Mike Webster, and New York Giants running back Frank Gifford.

Author: 0 Chelsea captain John Terry to leave club at end of season

The 36-year-old former England central defender has made over 700 appearances for the west London side. You've been carrying this team, this club for 22 years with the same passion, the same desire to win for @chelseafc and our fans. "Then I realized who you were from your first speech right before our first friendly game vs @celticfc". On the Easter weekend, news broke from Chelsea that John Terry , perhaps the club's greatest ever player, was set to finally leave the club after ...

Author: 0 Roy Keane slams Man United: This was so poor it was unbelievable

He was always a player I support because he was always coming in my direction and giving me what I want, so it is about that. Mourinho will make changes to the team that finished Thursday's game against Anderlecht by recalling Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera's for Sunday's trip to Burnley.

Author: 0 Man United beats Chelsea 2-0 to open up EPL title race

In United's 1-0 FA Cup defeat at Chelsea last month Herrera was sent off in the first half after being shown a second yellow card for a foul on Hazard. "You would still have to fancy Chelsea with the run-in that they've got". It doesn't matter if the leader is Chelsea or another. "Nobody can doubt our credit to win the game".